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Daddlebrook Bridge repairs to start

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Work to repair Daddlebrook Bridge in Alveley is due to start on 8 August 2011 and is expected to last for up to four weeks.

The work will involve removing silt from under the bridge and then reinstating the bed of the brook using concrete. This should mean that the bridge’s supporting walls will then be protected from being undercut by future floods.

Unfortunately, in order to carry out the work, it will be necessary to erect temporary traffic lights on Daddlebrook Road for its duration.

To enable the work to be carried out in the dry, it will also be necessary to pump the brook through temporary pipes laid under the bridge. Although it should be possible for the pump to be switched off most nights, there will be a few occasions when this will not be possible. The contractor carrying out the work will therefore be using a silenced pump which should keep the pumping noise to a minimum.

Simon Jones, Shropshire Council’s Cabinet member for transport, said:

“It is appreciated that the proposed work may cause some inconvenience and every reasonable effort will be made to complete it as soon as possible.”